Studies & Activities

We offer a great lineup of activities that meet throughout the week. We offer several classes for adults that are aimed to help us develop as Jesus followers in our intellect (head), our passions (heart) and our actions (hands).

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Midweek at First

Beginning in 2022 we’re offering several discussion-oriented studies beginning on January 12. These classes are designed to help you grow as a Jesus-follower into a difference-maker for a world of people far from God. All studies listed below, as well as programming for children, preschool, and students, begin at 6:00 pm.

The choir and orchestra will begin rehearsing on January 5 in the music suite at 7:00 pm.

Wednesdays

2 Samuel

Led by Deron Spoo / Room 405 in the Children's Bldg
David began life as a shepherd and finished life as a king. In between, he committed one of the most talked-about sins in the Bible and yet was also called “a man after God’s heart.” David’s life as recorded in 2 Samuel is both interesting and instructive for us. Throughout this class, we will explore David’s highs and lows to learn how to lead others while following Jesus.

 

Men's Study: No More Excuses

Led by First Baptist men's team / Room 404 in the Children's Bldg
Sometimes hard circumstances in life make it difficult for us to be all that God wants us to be. Through this eighteen-week study, we will explore how Tony Evans urges us as men to stop looking at these things as excuses and instead see them as challenges and opportunities for success. Looking at men of God throughout the Bible like Moses, Joseph, and David, our study will challenge us to put down our excuses, stop compromising, and fight to be men of commitment and character. (Note – you might find it helpful to purchase the book No More Excuses by Tony Evans, available at most online retailers).

 

Women's Study: Forgiving What You Can't Forget

Led by Debra Hassell/ Room 408 in the Children's Bldg
Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can't go on like this, but you don't know what to do next. Through this nine-week study, we will follow the journey of Lysa Terkeurst discover how to let go of bound-up resentment and overcome the resistance to forgiving people who aren’t willing to make things right. This study will explore rich biblical illustrations to learn how we can love, forgive, and believe there is still good ahead. (Note: this is a nine-week study and will run from 3/23 – 5/18. Book and workbook are encouraged but not required to participate in this study)

 

 

Healthy Living Workout

Led by Julie Donelson / Room 403 in the Children's Bldg
This fourteen-week course examines the Bible as it describes your body as a temple in which the Holy Spirt makes His dwelling. It is hard to worship and serve at your best when you don’t feel your best. Having a restored temple is a doorway to joy. In this course, we will work on moving from good intentions and resolutions to developing a lifestyle of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Please come in your active gear ready for exercise.

 

GriefShare

Room D109 in the Detroit Tower / begins January 12, 2022
Find help and encouragement after the death of a loved one from those who understand.

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